San Diego County, California Criminal Records
A person doing a background check on some other individual would be very interested to see if they have criminal records, and will go through the proper channels to find out if it so. This would usually be a company offering a person employment or a landlord evaluating a potential tenant. An individual’s spouse or significant other might also be curious to see whether their partner has a criminal history and commence a public records check. This is because public records tend to be the best and most reliable source used when conducting a background check on an individual basis. However, there are companies online that specialize in background checks, but these companies charge a fee for their services. By far the most consistent, accurate, and reliable results are returned when opting for a fingerprint-based background check, instead of just using a person’s first and last name.
If you have targeted a county citizen you would like to submit a background check on, you are going to need to access that county’s court information. The San Diego Superior Court system has ten total branches, and those that handle criminal cases are displayed here:
220 West Broadway, San Diego CA 92101
East County Regional Center
250 East Main Street, El Cajon CA 92020
North County Regional Center
325 South Melrose, Vista CA 92081
South County Regional Center
500 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista CA 91910
Court is open to members of the general public between the hours 7:30am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. If you have Internet access, you can also find a full-featured court website located at the following link: http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL.
County sheriff’s offices can provide a wealth of information for individuals who are performing background checks. Among the types of criminal records the local sheriff might have on file are county sex offenders, arrest warrants, and active restraining orders. To obtain this information from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, you can visit them in person here: John F. Duffy Administrative Center, 9621 Ridgehaven Ct, San Diego, California. 92123. The sheriff’s telephone number is 858-974-2222 if it is non-emergency. You may also visit the sheriff’s county webpage, which has a number of useful links, by clicking this link: http://www.sdsheriff.net/index.htm.
If you require more in-depth information on offenders, parolees, and absconders throughout the state, you can search the offender database maintained online by the California Department of Corrections. A search tool is set up for web users at the following webpage: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Reports_Research/Inmate_Locator.html.
If you ever have a personal reason to find out what type of information your personal background check may have in it, you can order one online from the California Department of Justice. First, you will need to agree to submit a credit card payment of $25.00, and then follow the instructions posted at the following link: http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.php.
You can also order an official finger-print based background check, on the behalf of a local company, from the California DOJ here: http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/.
Click the following link to visit the Megan’s Law online sex offender database: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/.